The circumstances that lead us to our cars are sometimes strange, and often unpredictable. Such is the case with Pensacola, Florida's Christopher Strong. Four years ago he was driving his truck when someone decided to turn it into scrap metal by plowing into it. Needing a vehicle, he found a clean 1996 Z28. Eventually, the Camaro left daily driver status and Christopher started working with his father, Robert, to get the ride outfitted for the dragstrip. The LT1 was replaced in favor of a 398ci LS1 Robert had left over from his drag car. Sucking atmosphere through a Holley carb, the LS puts out 700 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. Backing up the aluminum mill is an ATI TH350 trans, which feeds back to a built 12-bolt. The suspension is augmented with parts from BMR, TRZ, and Strange. The brakes are stock GM. Wheels consist of Weld 15x3.5 and 15x10 rollers wrapped in Mickey Thompson front and sticky Hoosier 275s in the rear.
We found this Camaro tearing it up at the 2013 Holley LS Fest, and Christopher was all smiles since this was the first outing in the F-body with his family.
His best run so far is a 10.49 at 129 mph, and he knows that with some tweaking and tuning there's more in it. He wanted to make sure he passed along his thanks to his family; friends; and wife, Wendy for all their support.